Heidi Simon

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Pain is a complex experience that is affected by factors such as gender, stress, anxiety and cognitions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the inter-relationship between gender and acute pain prediction and memory under periodontal surgery treatment. The study was conducted on 15 male and 22 female dental patients (mean age 34 yr, mean education(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) with special emphasis on the evaluation of the hyperarousal subscale against a standardized psychophysiological measurement. METHODS A total of 129 survivors of a life-threatening cardiac event underwent a psychodiagnostic(More)
SUMMARY The flow of blood in vitro and in the carotid artery of the dog was calculated by a new cinedensitometric technique and compared with the flow as measured simultaneously by graduated cylinder and stopwatch. Cineangiographic films were projected onto a frosted screen and the light intensity was measured at two neighboring cross sections of the vessel(More)
The evaluation of low treatment satisfaction (LTS) with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) remains a neglected area of clinical research. However, a trustful attitude toward an ICD is crucial. Within the scope of ICD health technology assessment, we searched for predictors of LTS. Of 195 ICD patients enrolled (mean 59.8 years, standard deviation(More)
Traumatic aortic rupture is a lethal injury that requires immediate diagnosis and surgical repair. The authors report a case of acute aortic rupture in which aortography demonstrated a subtle intimal discontinuity at the cephalic margin of the aortic spindle. Intravascular ultrasound (US) imaging of the aorta demonstrated a mural flap and a small, contained(More)
Regional blood flow was measured in 47 patients with obstructive lung disease, using iso-intensity zone scanning after injection of 131I macro-aggregates in the supine (27 subjects) or sitting (20 subjects) position. In most of the patients there was a shift of pulmonary blood flow to the upper lung fields. The shift was related to pulmonary artery pressure(More)